Since my last visit with San Francisco horror hostess Reyna Young, aka Miss Misery, she’s earned an even higher profile among Bay Area horror aficionados. Her weekly TV show, Miss Misery’s Movie Massacre (viewable throughout California on AT&T U-Verse) has quickly gained over 10,000 viewers, so far. Besides the classic horror and sci-fi movies she features on the show, her guests include some of the top names in the independent horror industry, comic book authorities, as well as segments with fellow horror personalities and local celebs.
I recently caught up with Reyna for an update (and a little exclusive info) on her upcoming convention, “Miss Misery’s Days of Terror” which is being held next month in Sacramento.
Chris Charles: I know you’re busy preparing for your horror convention in Sacramento next month, “Miss Misery’s Days of Terror.” How hectic has the planning been?
Miss Misery: It’s been hectic but I love it! I’ve never run a convention before so when I was handed this I was super excited. It’s been a challenge and I’ve learned so much from it. I and Last Doorway Productions are all doing our best to bring the fans a good show and I hope we achieve that goal. This convention use to be the Sacramento Horror Sci-Fi Show and it’s been around for about six or seven years. I believe, I’ve given it a full makeover and I’m very proud of it.
CC: Who was the hardest guest to get?
MM: Well I really wanted Jamie Lee Curtis ….maybe in the future you never know. The guests are people I know and people I don’t know. It’s just all about getting feedback from the fans and then e-mailing the potential guests or their agents. I received numerous e-mails from fans about who they would love to see but most of those guests were booked or out of town or busy. I’m very happy with our line up of Ari Lehman (Friday The 13th), Amy Steel (Friday the 13th Part 2), Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist), Lynn Lowry (The Crazies), and I did bring in a lot of independent horror artists to promote their stuff.
I love to promote whoever I can. I also booked a bunch of local celebrities to come out and promote everything they do. Like Mr. Lobo, Mike Hampton, and Kaci Hansen. I have a great group of people coming out. I’m so excited!
CC: Sounds like an outsyanding eveny. Anything you can tell me about it that hasn’t been included in the press releases? A surprise guest or guests perhaps?
MM: Okay, only for you ….right now we have not announced our other guest yet but I will for you. It is Suze Lanier-Bramlett of The Hills Have Eyes! We’re happy that she’s coming out and I cannot wait to meet her!
CC: Thanks for that exclusive info! (Remember; you read it here first!) Oh, during our last interview, you mention the Queen Anne hotel as a cool place to stay in San Francisco and I agree. That hotel has quite a history, particularly room 401, and because of that history, it’s probably very difficult to reserve that room, especially for Halloween, even if one can afford the rate it must go for. I didn’t ask you if you’ve ever stayed there and if so, was it in room 401?
For the full interview visit Idol Features website article HERE.